Rainbow Families’ Annual Family Conference is a valued tradition for all LGBTQ+ families, parents-to-be, and allies.
Our community spoke – even (or especially) during these challenging times, you wanted a conference this year. You wanted to connect with our community, to engage, and to learn.
And we wanted to keep the tradition alive.
Our VIRTUAL Family Conference will be August 8 and 9, 2020. Enjoy all the benefits of this great event from the comfort of your home – from Anchorage to Annapolis.
Now TWO days! Saturday will be a full day of informative workshops for all stages of life – including pathways to parenthood, raising healthy & happy families, diversity, finance, education and more
Sunday is all about connecting with the service providers and businesses who support the LGBTQ+ family community every day. You’ll have an opportunity to talk in person with sponsors in a live chat room, visit their “sponsor tables” to get information, coupons, video links, and more. Most sponsors will have raffle prizes, giveaways to send out, and special discounts just for conference attendees
Also on Sunday, attendees can replay ANY of the recorded workshop sessions from the day before, at no additional cost.
GREAT raffle items
Registration fees will be 50% of last year’s fees (and are per family log-on, not per person)
If you have participated in a Rainbow Families conference before, you may notice this year’s registration fees are significantly less than ever before. By more than 50%.
Additionally, one registration fee includes one log-on – but you could have more than one person viewing from your screen, laptop or phone. No need to register (or pay for!) two people.
Last, if you miss a workshop on Saturday and would like to play the recording of one…or all of them…you are free to do this all day Sunday at no additional charge.
We are able to do this through the support of our Sponsors, without whom this Conference could not happen. This also fits our mission to provide valuable, and affordable, service to the community in light of COVID-19.
Childrens’ Program Free
There are several different ways you can access Zoom. Many who have already used Zoom, have the app downloaded on their computer or mobile device. If you’d don’t have the Zoom app or would prefer an alternative, you can also access directly through your web browser.
Your security is our priority. This conference program utilizes the best encryption standards available. Throughout the event, we will take measures to protect against “Zoom-bombers” and any other unwanted infiltration. Even with our best efforts, occasionally flaws can happen. If that does, it should not be reflective of Rainbow Families; it will be immediately addressed by conference program managers who will be monitoring traffic, and who run regular security scans.
Rainbow Families does not sell or share mailing list or member data. We do not store credit card data, and your passwords are not known to us.
Q: Even though I registered for a specific session, can I change my mind and go to another one?
A: Sure Can!
Q: Is this being recorded?
A: Yes, we are recording so that even if you can’t get to a session you’d like to, you can view the video after the fact.
Q: What If I’m late to a workshop or have to leave early?
A: No problem, we appreciate you joining us for as long as you can!
Q: If I’m having technical difficulties, who can I connect with?
A: You can chat your host, or email email@example.com
Consider becoming a Rainbow Families member, join our mailing list, or just learn more! All LGBTQ+ families and allies are welcome!